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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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question about strings on a tremolo guitar..

on tuesday i put on a new pair of strings and now today friday one string broke then i started playing it and for about an hour another string broke the first string that broke was the high E. It is a 9 Then i fixed it then a little while later my g string broke. What im thinking about doing is tommrow take the strings off and sanding the insides of the uh things u put the strings in cant think of the name of them right now. So i was just wanting to know if that was normal for a tremolo guitar or what cause this is my first trem guitar. I have a pack of 10's on the guitar and the high e is a 9 though thxs
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Where did the strings break? If they broke at the saddles (string holder thingy) then you should file them down, if not then it's something else.
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well i saw the g string broke where the bridge pickup broke at but idk about the e lol :P ile tune it back up tommrow and if one breaks ile post it up on here
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OK well today we got some 9-42 strings on the guitar.. havent broke yet tand loveing it sounds alot better too i gusse will c how it does for the week lol woo xmas is almsot here :P


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:O i can play guitar with my eyes closed !
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:O i can play guitar with my eyes closed !
That's great....

Now back to the strings issue. It might just be because you've got 9s on there. They must break so darn easy!

Especially if you use th trem heaps. I imagine that doing a massive pullup with 9s can only end one way...
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That's great....

Now back to the strings issue. It might just be because you've got 9s on there. They must break so darn easy!

Especially if you use th trem heaps. I imagine that doing a massive pullup with 9s can only end one way...
You can abuse 9's no problem, they break more often than 10's but really there should be no problems.
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Re: question about strings on a tremolo guitar..

actchely i just put some 9's on it and it seems it doing better i filed down the saddles a little bit and it seems like there not breaking as much lol
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